October 14, 2016
A Utah-licensed truck driver has been banned from interstate driving after crashing his truck a day after failing a pre-employment drug test.
March 29, 2016
ProSight Specialty Insurance is offering an enhanced drug test that goes beyond standard DOT-compliant testing to identify drug-using drivers that are not usually detected.
February 19, 2016
Following an accident in January a driver, who had failed multiple drug tests in the past, refused to take another drug test. The FCMSA subsequently declared him an imminent hazard.
December 22, 2015
When a motor carrier receives an inquiry into a current or former driver’s drug and alcohol testing history, what specifically is the company required to release?
December 21, 2015
FMCSA will lower the annual minimum random drug-testing rate for CDL holders from 50% of the average number of CDL-driver positions to 25% annually for the 2016 calendar year, effective Jan. 1.
November 18, 2015
As a result of its investigation of a truck crash that killed four college athletes last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued recommendations to address “impairing substances” that are not tested for under federal regulations
November 17, 2015
It’s been almost two years since Colorado officially legalized marijuana. With other states considering similar measures, Colorado Motor Carrier Association President Greg Fulton reflects on the law and its impact on the trucking industry.
August 26, 2015
In a letter, the ATA urged congress to move forward with legislation that would allow fleets to use hair samples in a federally mandated drug screening program for drivers.
August 20, 2015
In a joint letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 17 workers advocate organizations urged the committee to reject hair testing for federal drug tests.
July 31, 2015
A Nebraska trucker could face up to a year in prison for threatening FMCSA employees over the phone.
June 15, 2015
The 2015 Fleet Safety Conference, set for July 13-15, includes a session examining what impact state marijuana laws should have on fleet safety policies.
March 30, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has begun notifying select truck and bus companies to submit drug and alcohol testing program results for its annual survey.
March 19, 2015
Bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress today that would allow the Department of Transportation to recognize hair testing as an alternative option to give companies greater flexibility when conducting drug and alcohol testing.
December 31, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that random testing for controlled substances would remain at a rate of 50% in 2015.
December 12, 2014
A Tennessee woman has been sentenced in federal court in to four years probation and eight months home detention following her conviction of mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud trucking companies over drug and alcohol test results of drivers.
November 19, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates it will post the final electronic logging mandate next September.
June 9, 2014
Two new training programs from J.J. Keller help fleets keep impaired drivers off the road while meeting Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations.
May 13, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration early this month suspended a company and its owner from providing drug testing screening services.
May 12, 2014
There’s a big loophole in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposal to create a drug and alcohol clearinghouse, according to transportation and enforcement interests.
April 21, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the comment period on its proposal to establish a national clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results.
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